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Hey Guys,

So I've had my ST for almost 6 months now and last week I noticed under the spare tire it was very damp. I also noticed for lack of a better description, sort of like a slime like liquid on the tire. I couldn't spot where water was coming in so I decided to take out the spare and take out the donut material from underneath the tire to let it dry. After about a week of leaving those two items out I went back and noticed a ton of water where the spare tire was. I also noticed this time that the left side of the trunk where the padded holder is was soaked. Must be coming in from the left side somewhere.

I will be taking it in this week to get it checked but has anyone else had this happen yet with the 2014 ST? I'm assuming its coming from the left brake light.
 

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Depending on how much you trust your local dealership, you may want to figure out where the leak is coming from yourself. It's so easy, you may as well do it because it would be such a waste of time if they don't fix it the first time.
 

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Check the rear pressure vents (or whatever they're called). One of the flaps may have bound open...seen it on focuses before and it'll just fill with water straight from the wheel wells. They're under the carpet near the wheels.
 

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Hey Guys,

So I've had my ST for almost 6 months now and last week I noticed under the spare tire it was very damp. I also noticed for lack of a better description, sort of like a slime like liquid on the tire. I couldn't spot where water was coming in so I decided to take out the spare and take out the donut material from underneath the tire to let it dry. After about a week of leaving those two items out I went back and noticed a ton of water where the spare tire was. I also noticed this time that the left side of the trunk where the padded holder is was soaked. Must be coming in from the left side somewhere.

I will be taking it in this week to get it checked but has anyone else had this happen yet with the 2014 ST? I'm assuming its coming from the left brake light.
Hi there,

We don't currently have a Canada rep on this forum, but I do have some options for you.

1) Send me your VIN, odometer reading, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location, and info about your concern that I can pass along to Brittany, one of our Canada reps. Please put something about Canada in the message title so I know before I open it. :)
2) Reach out to Brittany or Kwasi on Facebook.
3) Reach out to Nikki on Twitter.
4) You can also call the Canada Customer Relationship Center, but you will not be connected to our agents. As Social Media Specialists, we do not have a phone line or public email. That number is 1-800-565-3673 (M-F 8:30AM to 8:00PM EST).

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Hey Guys,

So I've had my ST for almost 6 months now and last week I noticed under the spare tire it was very damp. I also noticed for lack of a better description, sort of like a slime like liquid on the tire. I couldn't spot where water was coming in so I decided to take out the spare and take out the donut material from underneath the tire to let it dry. After about a week of leaving those two items out I went back and noticed a ton of water where the spare tire was. I also noticed this time that the left side of the trunk where the padded holder is was soaked. Must be coming in from the left side somewhere.

I will be taking it in this week to get it checked but has anyone else had this happen yet with the 2014 ST? I'm assuming its coming from the left brake light.
I have a 2014 ford fiesta st. I recently got back from a two week vacation were I drove my wifes edge and left DAS FIST parked outside the garage. A few days before we left cali got hit by a pretty brutal rain storm, which i had to drive through for work. I didnt notice any leaks the days before I left, but when I got back i went to start my car and noticed the inside windows were completely saturated with condensation. (insert dun dun dun). I immediately knew I had a problem. The first trouble spot I discovered was a puddle of water on the right rear floor board; however, it didnt end there. I found that my carpets were soaked from the right rear passenger seat to just before my front passenger floor board area.My windows were up, and there were no spilled bottles on the floor... I checked thoroughly I pulled up the carpet on the right rear side and followed the water trail.
Eventually I landed at the rear of my car and found about 1 1/2 inches of standing water in my spare tire well... bingo!!!! I called the dealership today and was told they cant get me in until Thursday, and also found out that the standard ford warranty doesnt cover a loaner or a rental while they fix their leaky product... why ford? why you do me like this brother?!? Ill let you know what they come up with. For now Im left with trying to mop up my saturated carpets. I used my wifes good towels to start with, used the dogs spot bot to suck up the water soaked carpet, and even started running the floor heater on high to dry them out. The insulation under the carpet is very absorbent. I love this little car, but definitely not impressed with it getting whooped by the first heavy cali rain storm in 4 years. Ford made me a believer with this little car (cheap, fun, beast of a daily driver), but the car market is volatile and subaru just released the New special edition 355 HP sti. dont make me switch Ford! ill pay an extra chunk of change for a good product.
 

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Oh no my 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 had the exact same issue. Never got around to fixing it before sale. Need less to say I will not be happy if this car springs a leak in that same spot.
 

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Hi there,

We don't currently have a Canada rep on this forum, but I do have some options for you.

1) Send me your VIN, odometer reading, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location, and info about your concern that I can pass along to Brittany, one of our Canada reps. Please put something about Canada in the message title so I know before I open it. :)
2) Reach out to Brittany or Kwasi on Facebook.
3) Reach out to Nikki on Twitter.
4) You can also call the Canada Customer Relationship Center, but you will not be connected to our agents. As Social Media Specialists, we do not have a phone line or public email. That number is 1-800-565-3673 (M-F 8:30AM to 8:00PM EST).

Meagan

I am having the same issues. Can you help me out here? I have water leak from the back seems to be coming from where the manufacturer sealed the body and its leaking all the way up to my rear passenger floor!
 

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I will have to dig up my pictures from the other forum but I fixed my leak. My buddy who works on the assembly line peeled back my carpet on the back right in front of the tail light. There is a rubber seal for the wires of the tail light that wasn’t seated properly allowing the water in. I would recommend checking this area. Literally took 30 seconds for him to do, and was such a relief.


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I will have to dig up my pictures from the other forum but I fixed my leak. My buddy who works on the assembly line peeled back my carpet on the back right in front of the tail light. There is a rubber seal for the wires of the tail light that wasn’t seated properly allowing the water in. I would recommend checking this area. Literally took 30 seconds for him to do, and was such a relief.


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Mine is coming from the upper pillars. I ripped out the rear interior, tail lights and bumper and sealed off every plug and gasket and retapped the cheap crappy tape. I fear it’s the rain cutters on the roof or a seal along the rear pillars.


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